Daily Watch for the week of March 4th – March 11th, 2018
From 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter
117 —WATCH lest you permit error to make your thought stiff and rigid, when it must learn to be plastic and flexible under the Father’s hand, so that all that is human may yield to the divine.
After clay hardens, the potter can no longer mold it. When water freezes, it can be struck with a hammer. If it should melt just before the blow fell, however, the hammer would have nothing to strike. The conclusion is that when you permit thought to become fixed and rigid, your state of mind not only prevents God from guiding you, but gives error something in your thought which it can hammer.
Therefore, the very attitude of mind that yields to the Father at every point and declares, “Not my will, but Thine be done,” is a protection against the hammering of error.
Mrs. Eddy knew how to bend to the blast, or melt before error’s onslaught, since, in order to be guided by God, she had to be flexible. In stating how she was able to endure, she once said, “When the foot steps upon me, I bend as does the grass, and when it is lifted, I come up as naturally.” This very ability to melt or bend under the blows of error, was the result of her humble desire and effort to be guided by the Father in all she thought, said and did.
To The Watchers
from Watches, Prayers, and Arguments, as given by Mary Baker Eddy, page 49
“Hear, O Israel, for the Lord, our God, is one God.”
You are not to come in your own name to pray.
You are not to control any mind.
You are to come only in the divine strength, and know that God will rule and does, and that hypnotism and evil minds cannot, and do not, control men or governments.
All power is God, good.
This is my only formula to Christian Scientists for prayer, and God will give you faith that will remove mountains.